Seven Islands Pond, Mitcham Common

Seven Islands Pond, Mitcham Common

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1963
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 A.Gibson
Picture Reference Mit_​19_​1-60
Original Format photo
Notes / History Seven Islands Pond in mid-winter.

Freezing temperatures provided local youngsters with a choice of skating rinks.

This was one of a number of ponds on the Common which formed when water collected in areas hollowed out by gravel digging.

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries swimming and boating were popular summer pastimes on these ponds.

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